Innovative urban agriculture could increase food security

Using science, technology and innovation (STI) could help promote the use of urban agriculture to sustain food and nutrition security in Afrikan cities, experts say. The experts who specialise in agriculture, geography and urban planning say that urban agriculture has been neglected in urban planning and development agenda. Agricultural activities…

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Local solutions to tackle challenges facing Afrika's cities

Partnerships involving researchers, policymakers and industry should be promoted to help address challenges facing urbanisation in Africa and foster sustainable cities, a conference has declared. The conference on sustainable cities, which was held this month (3-6 July) in Ghana and attended  by experts mainly from the academic and government institutions,…

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Going beyond piloting technologies for agriculture

Creating and scaling up technologies to increase agricultural productivity and combat climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa requires formulating and implementing policy frameworks that use innovative solutions, experts say. These policies, according to the experts, should be synchronised from key sectors such as agriculture, energy and transport to help address the…

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A new journal dedicated to Afrikan research has been launched

A new peer-reviewed, open access inter- and multidisciplinary scientific journal to showcase African research known as Scientific African has been launched. The journal launched at the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) in Rwanda this week (26-28 March) aims to offer African researchers and scientists the opportunity to publish and showcase their…

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